This charming little mountain town huddled among pine forests, and impressive limestone cliffs is quite popular among backpackers; especially those who just come here to see the legendary Hanging Coffins of Sagada with their own eyes.
Palawan’s busy capital was mainly a gateway to El Nido and the remote beaches of the west coast, however, Puerto Princesa does have enough attractions now to merit a day or two if you must pass through. A decent culinary scene, a mellow nightlife, and a few boutique hotels have recently increased its appeal.
Cerulean sky and turquoise waters merge at Amanpulo, a whisper-quiet private island. Part of the remote Cuyo Archipelago, guests have to arrive on private planes and land on the island’s own airstrip.
Manila, the sprawling capital of the Philippines, is one of the most populous cities in the world, and as such, can be abrasive at first glance.
However, upon closer inspection, this metropolis has an undeniably human side. Having endured every natural and unnatural disaster imaginable, the city continues to pulse with life. Its hipster art and music scenes reveal the creativity of the city. The speakeasy bars and lively nightclubs offer a thriving nightlife.
Cozily nestled between the tropical mountains of the South Pacific, Cebu’s landscape varies between rugged territory in the highlands to coral atolls along the coasts. No matter where you are on the island, tropical biodiversity abounds.
This famous and quintessential paradise island boasts white-sand beaches lined with palm trees, solitary coves, and warm crystalline waters. During the day, oceanside massages shaded by coconut trees are common sight. However, from dusk till dawn, the mellow island life turns into a lively nightlife atmosphere, which turns Boracay into the crown jewel of Philippines’ party beaches.
Venture off the beaten path here and you’ll be compensated with truly captivating encounters with nature, history, and culture. It's safe to say that Bohol is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines and is only a quick flight from Manila or a short boat ride from Cebu, yet, surprisingly, it is still undiscovered by mass tourism.
Banaue Rice Terraces
Locally known as "the 8th Wonder of the World", the Banaue Rice Terraces are a tranquil oasis tucked into the mountains of north-central Luzon. This remote region has just recently opened itself up to visitors, and is well worth the long journey into the countryside.
Navigating across the crystalline waters of Bacuit Bay will take you to the labyrinth of islands that is Bacuit Archipelago. The sight of imposing limestone islands rising from the ocean, vivid coral reefs, endangered sea turtles, countless hidden coves, and beautiful lagoons, are sure to mesmerize even the most jaded traveler.